Psychic's tip spurs search for missing Hamtramck girl
Maureen Feighan / The Detroit News
Detroit -- The search for 3-year-old Tangena Hussain, last seen
by her mother's boyfriend in early October at a Detroit gas station,
received renewed attention with an unusual tip from a California
Detroit police scoured a vacant lot at Lemay Street and Interstate
94, searching for the remains of the missing Hamtramck girl but
found nothing, a Detroit police spokeswoman Eren Stephens Bell said.
Stephens Bell said they initially thought the tip that the psychic
may know the toddler's whereabouts was "kind of strange" but checked
it out anyway.
"Anytime we receive information, especially about a missing child,
we have to pursue it," she said. Police used Michigan State Police
cadaver dogs to sift through the 15-20 acres of vacant land Thursday
but found nothing other than the skeletal remains of two pit bulls,
Stephens Bell said.
Hussain was with her mother's boyfriend, Jamrul Hussain -- who is
not related to the girl -- on Oct. 2 when he told police he went
into a gas station to buy a pack of gum and came out to find the
He has since been arrested on other unrelated criminal charges.